La Mer Nautical Gifts from France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdon & USA.
Nothing beats a summer stay on The Outer Banks. The sun, the sea, the gentle breeze.... Ahh! The Merchant of Prato has tried to capture this experience with our assortment of Nautical Tableware, Home Decor, Linens and Placemats all handcrafted in Europe & USA.
Featuring marine inspired tableware, home decor, linens and placemats made in France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and some local items made in the USA. All of these nautical gifts are Handcrafted.
The Merchant of Prato works with some of the finest craftsmen from Europe including Henriot Quimper, Lady Clare Placemats, Souleo Provence Pottery and Italian craftsmen from Deruta and Castelli, Italy.
Henriot Quimper located in the Brittany area of Quimper, France has been producing handpainted faience since 1690. Each piece of Quimper pottery is handmade and painstakingly hand-painted. One artist handpaints each piece from start to finish. Each piece of Quimper is then initialed by the artist and marked Henriot Quimper to ensure its authenticity.
Our Italian ceramic collection is imported from Deruta, Sicily and Castelli, Italy. The Italian ceramics we import are Majolica. Many of the designs we feature date back hundreds of years and many patterns are derived from Renaissance art. Each piece of Italian pottery is handmade and painstakingly hand-painted, thus each piece of our Italian pottery is unique.
Souleo Provence Pottery, formerly known as Terre E Provence Pottery is the quintessential handmade artisan ceramic tableware evoking Provence. Made by the same family since the 19th century, Souleo Provence Pottery is now being produced by Tierra de Alfar S.L. in Aledo, Spain, who has been producing artisan pottery for over 100 years. Continuing the Provencal tradition, each piece of Souleo Provence Pottery is glazed then each piece is hand-painted with the vibrant colors found in The South of France.
Presenting the Lady Clare Collection includes fine table placemats, coasters, fine trays and waste paper bins. All items are Made in England. These high quality placemats have been loved for generations.
We hope you enjoy shopping The La Mer Nautical Gift collection!
Merchant of Prato
5836 Aberdale Place